The Duane Peters Gunfight / Duane Peters

The Duane Peters Gunfight

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Duane Peters does it old-school, creating lumpen greaser punk with tattoos down its arms and beer all over its breath -- with nary a whiff of social commentary. But while Peters has a nice pedigree for a punker heading toward his fourth decade, The Duane Peters Gunfight finds his muse clearly lacking. Peters, a well-appointed skateboarder from the '80s, has fronted several low-profile punk outfits, including the U.S. Bombs and Duane Peters & the Hunns. (He also had a hand in the successful skatepunk clothing line Vision Streetwear.) This current outfit is more of the same from Peters: repetitive, lyrically anemic chants and Steve Jones-influenced buzzsaw guitar, with Peters' marble-mouthed, tendon-straining grunts and growls leading the listener through such would-be chant-alongs as "Blow My Brains" and "Smoke 'Em." The Duane Peters Gunfight is an album full of sound and fury that ultimately signifies nothing.

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